Another Broken Heart – Understanding and Treating Heart Failure
October 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date Friday, October 26, 2018
Time 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET
Location PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)
Credits 1 Contact Hour(s)
Target AudienceNurse, Pharmacist
More than 10 million patients visit their physician every year for heart failure. More patients require hospitalization for heart failure than all types of cancer combined. Heart failure usually gets worse with time and approximately 50% of patients with heart failure die within 5 years. Pharmacist involvement in the management of chronic heart failure can improve quality of life and minimize hospitalization. This knowledge-based activity will review the recommendations and updated pharmacotherapy for heart failure to include appropriate candidates, relevant drug interactions and monitoring parameters. Further, the activity will offer pharmacists strategies for educating patients on treatment and encouraging compliance with drug and diet therapy as part of the health care team to reduce further hospitalizations and improve patient outcomes.